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Results of the Physical Disability Council's 2008 Survey on the Impact of Ageing on People with a Disability

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The Physical Disability Council of NSW (PDCN) released results from their 2008 Survey on the Impact of Ageing on People with a Disability. In 2008 (PDCN) carried out a survey of people with disabilities across New South Wales. In total 551 surveys were commenced and 335 were completed. The broad goal of the survey was to investigate the impact of ageing on people with a disability in a number of key areas: Personal Assistance, Mobility/Transport, Housing, Social Networks, Health/Disability and Financial Security. Some key findings were that 43% of people receive personal assistance from spouse/partner or family members and concern was expressed about the availability of personal assistance. Approximately 1/3 of people live in the family home with 11% of people surveyed reporting a need for home modifications as personal mobility had decreased. For a copy of the report go to http://www.pdcnsw.org.au/archive/08/ageingsurvey.html

 


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